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Save the Date for IPTW-ITES 2009
August 25-29, 2009, Leadville, Colorado

Demonstration at IPTW

Demonstration at IPTW

The 13th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop will be held by the Preservation Trades Network in partnership with the Colorado Mountain College Historic Preservation program. The 3rd International Trades Education Symposium will be held in conjunction with IPTW 2009. These combined events will take place in the spectacular natural setting of the Rocky Mountains. They will provide unique opportunities for tradespeople, educators, architects, preservationists, students and others from the US and abroad to network while sharing experiences, learning new skills and finding common ground in their experiences relating to trades education and “hands on” conservation of the built environment.

Workshops, “hands on” demonstrations of preservation techniques and symposium sessions will take place in historic Leadville, Colorado and at the Hayden Ranch National Register Historic site, an intact example of a high country ranch and agricultural operations c.1872-1947. Colorado Mountain College purchased the ranch for use as a learning laboratory, interpretive site, and classroom space for students in the preservation trades program, and it promises to be a remarkable venue for IPTW-ITES events. Plan now to join us next August in historic Leadville!



Call for Demonstrators

If you’re interested in sharing your skills and knowledge as a “hands on” demonstrator at IPTW 2009 submit a demonstration proposal online. Some travel assistance may be available for demonstrators. Contact Rudy Christian at for details.

About IPTW

Participants view a demonstration at IPTW.

Participants view a demonstration at IPTW.

The International Preservation Trades Workshop is the annual gathering of the PTN community. Since 1997, masons, timber framers, carpenters, painters, roofers, plasterers, metal workers and practitioners of other traditional trades from more than a dozen countries have come together with tools in hand to share their knowledge and demonstrate their skills. Every IPTW draws a
diverse audience of tradespeople, architects, preservationists, students and home owners.

From New Orleans, LA to Tällberg, Sweden, every IPTW offers unique learning opportunities for people of all ages, skill levels and interests.

Contact Information

Preservation Trades Network, Inc.
PO Box 249
Amherst, New Hampshire 03031-0249

Phone: 866-853-9335
Fax: 866-853-9336

Who We Are

The Preservation Trades Network (PTN) is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization founded to provide education, networking and outreach for the traditional building trades. PTN was established on the principle that conservation of the built environment is fundamentally dependent on the work of skilled people in all of the traditional building trades who preserve, maintain and restore historic buildings, and build architectural heritage for the future. PTN is a registered provider of Continuing Education Credits under the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA/CES).

Preservation in progress

Preservation in progress

What We Do

PTN works with North American and international partners to provide educational resources, events and workshops that build opportunities for collaboration, and exchange of skills and knowledge. We support existing trades education programs, and provide a network for people in the traditional trades. PTN is committed to recognizing the masters of the trades, and creating opportunities for the next generation of tradespeople. The Askins Achievement Award recognizes outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the promotion, education and application of traditional trade skills, and is presented annually at the IPTW.

Join PTN

Membership in PTN is open to all. While many members are full-time, practicing tradespeople, PTN includes architects, educators, conservators, engineers, preservationists, home owners, students and interested members of the general public. Benefits of membership include discounts on registration for PTN events and workshops, PTN member directory and resource guide, and the quarterly PTN Newsletter. By joining PTN you can help support the only organization dedicated to promoting the visibility and viability of all of the traditional trades. For more information or to join PTN visit or

NCPTT is a sponsor of the International Preservation Trades Workshop 2009. AIA continuing education units are available for participants.

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119